IT System Consolidation

Analysing the user’s IT system brings us to conclusions frequently made also by the user, but still surprising posterior to the presentation of numerical data indicating that the system operates significantly away from the optimum – regardless of whether the problem is disk space occupation or the efficiency of networking, processor-related or human resources. In fact, it is no secret today that most IT systems, particularly the ones in exploitation for a longer period of time, are in need of some kind of consolidation. The point of consolidation is to bring the IT system back to the optimum (because it is reasonable to assume it was in optimum after the initial design), in order to:

  • Increase availability,
  • Improve performance,
  • Increase efficiency,
  • Reduce complexity,
  • Facilitate control,
  • Increase energy and space savings.